KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2019) – The USMMA women's volleyball team swept visiting St. Joseph's-Long Island on Tuesday, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-10 in a Skyline Conference match at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The victory improves the Mariners' record to 14-6 (7-1 Skyline), while the Golden Eagles fall to 9-10 (4-1 Skyline) in defeat.
Freshman Paige Smith (Virginia Beach, Va.) led the Mariners with 12 kills as part of a double-double and 17-point effort with 11 digs, three service aces and four assisted blocks. Sophomore Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) also recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs, while also putting down three assisted blocks.
Senior setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) dished out 27 assists, while classmate Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) tied Gilbertson for the team-lead with 12 digs. Sophomores Juliet Vendl (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Cadee Fromm (Enid, Okla.) contributed to the offense with five and four kills, respectively, with Fromm also leading all players on the night with six assisted blocks.
For SJC, sophomore Amanda Goldstein led the way with five kills, while junior Brionna Silva registered 14 assists. Two players recorded double-digit digs for the Golden Eagles – senior libero Danielle Senecal with a match-high 14 and junior Kaitlin Williams with 10.
Up next, the Mariners will travel to Brooklyn, N.Y., this Thursday, Oct. 17, to face the other St. Joseph's College in the Skyline Conference, St. Joe's-Brooklyn. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bears' Hill Center Gym. Live stats and a live video feed of the match will be available with a link on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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